Erica Burrows gives an account of the arrival of the Giraffe at Ipswich Museum and how her family played a part. In my last article I wrote about an obscure item in the collection at Ipswich Museum known as the Evenki suit. This time, it’s about one exhibit you really can’t miss – the Giraffe…Details
Items of interest – From time to time an item from one of the museums will be published here. It may be images and descriptive text or it may be a conservation record.
Ipswich Museum Conservation Record Simple Name: Rifle Classified Name: Brief description: Mauser Gewer 98 Rifle Stamped 1917 Materials: Wood and metal. Condition: Dirty and wood dry, corroded Dimensions: L 125cms x H 14 x W 9.5cms Conservation Number: 4289 Identity Number: 1948.214.108 Action Requested: Clean Reason for Work: Display Previous Treatment Unknown Treatment Cleaned…Details
Ipswich Museum Conservation Record Conservation Number: 4292 Identity Number: 1948.214.62 Simple Name: Pickelhaub Brief description: Spiked Metal German helmet , World War One Materials: Steel, brass Leather interior. Condition: Plate lifting from helmet. Old polish, dirty, chin strap missing. Parts of brass trim missing Request Contact: curator Action Requested: Clean Reason for Work: WW1 exhibition…Details
Captain Philip Bowes Vere Broke was born just outside Ipswich in Suffolk and lived at Broke Hall, Nacton. During the war against America that started in 1812 he commanded the Shannon. Broke introduced training for his crew especially gunnery, and this was one of the factors that led to a decisive victory. Facing the US…Details